Banksy’s former agent Steve Lazarides opened a very interesting exhibition at his Mayfair gallery of some of Banksy’s most coveted oil paintings, labeled “Greatest Hits 2002 – 2008”. At the center of the exhibition are seven unique pieces from the 2005 “Crude Oil” exhibition. One can also find the original paintings to some of the most iconic prints, such as “Christ with shopping bags”, “Barcode Leopard” and “Trolleys”. The exhibition runs until 25 August.
Banksy: “I’ve made a flag for the big match…”
The piece was published on Banky’s Instagram a few hours before the World Cup quarterfinal between England and Sweden.
Banksy: “I had planned to paint this on a wall, but ended up thinking it was more of a cartoon. So here it is – as a cartoon.”
Banksy’s stay in Paris has been a productive one. On 28 June, Banksy’s Instagram confirmed eight new stencils.
As reported by Street Art News (www.streetartnews.net) the following two pieces did appear in Paris at the same time and in the same area, but, they haven’t been confirmed yet. Judging by style, execution and the political content they ought to be authentic.
Banksy made it into the Royal Academy of Arts with a piece on Brexit referendum. The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is currently celebrating its 250th anniversary with an extended summer exhibition.
The piece was published on Banksy’s Instagram account on 11 June 2018. In his own words:
“I entered an early version of this into the RA summer exhibition under the pseudonym Bryan S Gaakman – an anagram of ‘banksy anagram’. It was refused. Then a month later I got a mail from the co-ordinator Grayson Perry asking me to submit something so I sent it again. It’s now hanging in gallery 3.”